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1st prize 2013 Photography competitionYoung people in Wales are being encouraged to capture the very best of the Welsh environment in a photo competition being run by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

NRW is asking young people to capture photos of their friends enjoying their favourite parts of the natural environment – from the glorious sandy beaches to the rugged and rocky mountains.

The competition will be split into two categories – 11 years and under, and 12 – 18 year olds – with a prize of £100 high street vouchers for the winner, plus a free school or college trip to a local NRW site

It’s the fourth year in which the competition has inspired young people to explore their environment through the lens of a camera.

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This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week and the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has teamed up with partners supported by the Welsh Government to encourage more people to report hate incidents and crimes.


He said “Reported incidences of hate crime have risen in North Wales but we still think they are under reported, particularly for certain groups. There were 397 hate crimes reported in North Wales last year. The majority of those were racially motivated. However research tells us that many other groups are also affected by hate crime. For example many disabled people are victims of hate crime and incidents on a daily basis but in 2013 only 33 disability related hate crimes were reported in North Wales.

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Thousands of foodies will be flocking to the picturesque town of Llangollen this weekend..

The town will be transformed into the food capital of the UK by the Hamper Llangollen food festival on Saturday and Sunday.

A quartet of Wales’s best known chefs will be starring at the event that’s now recognised as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK.

Graham Tinsley, executive chef at Carden Park in Cheshire and Conwy’s Castle Hotel, will be cooking up a Welsh feast with Mike Evans, hospitality lecturer at Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos on Sea, and Dion Jones, one of Europe’s finest young chefs.

The trio of chefs will be demonstrating the recipes that will be cooked by the team at the World Cup in Luxemburg when they will go head to head with the best culinary talents from around the globe.

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Wales Comic Con Press Release 6.10Comic fans are in for an early festive treat as Wales Comic Con returns to Glyndŵr University for the second time this year on Sunday 30th November! The event, dubbed Wales Comic Con Part Two by fans, marks the first time that two shows have been held in one calendar year and offers visitors the chance to celebrate Christmas with Comic Con.

Among the many highlights of the event is a screening and cast commentary of Game of Thrones with HBO UK, an exclusive appearance of the entire Atlantis cast and the only UK appearance of Star Wars voice actor Matthew Wood this year. For fans of home-grown television, there is also an exclusive panel with the central cast of BBC3’s hit In The Flesh, plus the chance for fans to speak to creator Dominic Mitchell. As ever, entry to all panels is free for ticket holders.

Elsewhere at the event, gaming fans will find plenty to do in the gaming hall where there’ll be competitions with the chance to win prizes from some top gaming companies. Outside, the Optimus Prime vehicle will be making an appearance as part of the Transformers UK tour and visitors will even have the chance to watch a live wrestling show.

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UntitledWrexham Football Club released pictures today of the cover for the special commemorative programme which all fans attending Saturday’s 150th Anniversary game against Grimsby Town will be able to purchase.

Modelled in antique style, the cover surrounds a packed programme with 24 more pages than that produced for a normal match. The special edition for the anniversary game contains a wealth of history charting Wrexham’s highs and lows as the third oldest professional football club in the world.

The souvenir programme is priced at £5 and complements the free souvenir ticket announced yesterday well

A bumper crowd is expected to watch the Reds take on Grimsby in the Vanarama Conference, with advance ticket sales already ten times the level seen for a normal game, with 2 days still to go.

Director of the Football Club, Mark Williams, said “Ticket sales have been extraordinary. Wrexham fans really want to make sure they don’t miss this important event, and have been buying online, over the phone and in the Club shop in large numbers.”

“We have been extremely busy – and all the signs are good for a great crowd on Saturday. One fan bought 17 tickets in one go, all for family and friends who don’t normally attend home matches.”

“Fans buying online are able to print their tickets at home – and this has proved very popular


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